Music Instruction Music Instruction

Award-winning music lessons, ensembles, and group classes for aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels — children, teens, and adults.

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Early Childhood Early Childhood

Morning & Full-Day Preschool programs with a full, child-centered curriculum of creative specials like music, science, drama, social and emotional learning, and more!

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Music Therapy Music Therapy

Established in 1966, our pioneering Center for Music Therapy (CMT) uses guided music experiences to help individuals meet life's challenges.

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Bop Stop Bop Stop

BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.

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Brochures, Forms, and Polices

Instrument Rentals

Updated Friday, May 27, 2022 | File size: 74KB

For student who do not own a musical instrument, here is a list of reputable Cleveland businesses that offer instrument rentals.

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Request for Non-Use

Updated Friday, December 03, 2021 | File size: 60KB

This form permits students of any age to opt-out of having their likeness used in promotions and/or marketing by The Music Settlement.

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TMS Code of Ethics

Updated Tuesday, November 09, 2021 | File size: 55KB

The TMS Code of Ethics applies to all customers and employees of The Music Settlement -- including the Center for Early Childhood, Center for Music, Center for Music Therapy, and the Bop Stop.

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TMS FY22 Policies and Procedures

Updated Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | File size: 147KB

The Music Settlement's policies and procedures for the 2021 - 2022 school year, updated as of November 10, 2021. Details include fees, makeup policies, media release, etc.

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CFM COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

Updated Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | File size: 233KB

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all CFM students who wish to resume lessons and/or programming on a TMS campus must agree to adhere and abide by these established policies and procedures. (Updated August 3, 2022)

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Financial Aid, Hardship & Merit Scholarships

2023 - 2024 Community Merit Scholarship Application

Updated Monday, January 16, 2023 | File size: 242KB

All applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2023.. For more information, please visit

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Financial Aid Application

Updated Thursday, June 03, 2021 | File size: 1.26MB

Hardship Aid Application

Updated Thursday, June 03, 2021 | File size: 463KB


News & Newsletters


2022 - 2023 CFM Recital Dates

Updated Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | File size: 75KB

A list of all general TMS student recitals for the 2022 - 2023 school year, along with registration deadlines. To register, students must speak with their private lesson instructor.
Click here for the 2022 - 2023 Suzuki recital dates.
Note: Additional departmental recitals will be added throughout the year. Please speak with your private lesson instructor for more details, or check our Calendar.

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CFM 2022 - 2023 Calendar: Lessons, Classes & Ensembles

Updated Friday, May 27, 2022 | File size: 92KB

A calendar for the 2022 - 2023 school year, indicating all dates for campus closures, make up weeks, and more for Center for Music private lessons, classes, and ensembles. Suzuki students, please view the separate Suzuki calendar on the Current Suzuki Students page.

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...everything I have learned about playing violin is from The Music Settlement, particularly my teacher -- Ms. Callista Koh.

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